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Our daughter's Blue Healer ate some chocolate covered

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Our daughter's Blue Healer ate some chocolate covered pretzels. (milk chocolate). She weighs 50-60 lbs., probably 10-15 small pretzels. We are concerned that this could harm her.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Altman replied 1 year ago.

Welcome to Justanswer! I am Dr. Altman and happy to assist you both today!

Luckily this amount of chocolate in a dog her size will not be toxic. It might cause gi upset such as vomiting, diarrhea, lethargy and possibly some muscle tremors but it will not be life threatening.

You can give pepcid (famotidine) 10 mg every 12 hours for 2-3 days along with a bland diet of white rice and boiled chicken to minimize the gi side effects but this should subside within a few days. If it continues, there is more serious signs such as the muscle tremors not subsiding, increased water intake, increased anxiety/ pacing, panting then I would advise a veterinary exam but I suspect you will not see any issues or just a little upset stomach

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Expert:  Dr. Altman replied 1 year ago.

I am glad to see you were able to view my responses earlier. How is your daughter's Heeler doing? I would love an update!

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